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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Owners Manual: Driving and driving safety systems

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Driving systems and your responsibility

Your vehicle is equipped with driving systems which assist you in driving, parking and maneuvering the vehicle. The driving systems are aids and do not relieve you of your responsibility pertaining to road traffic law. Pay attention to the traffic conditions at all times and intervene when necessary. Be aware of the limitations regarding the safe use of these systems.

Function of the radar sensors

Some driving and driving safety systems use radar sensors to monitor the area in front of, behind or next to the vehicle (depending on the vehicle's equipment).

Depending on the vehicle's equipment, the radar sensors are integrated behind the bumpers and/or behind the Mercedes star. Keep these parts free of dirt, ice and slush. The sensors must not be covered, for example by cycle racks, overhanging loads, stickers, foil or foils to protect against stone chipping. In the event of damage to the bumpers or radiator grill, or following a collision impacting the bumpers or radiator grill, have the function of the radar sensors checked at a qualified specialist workshop. The driver assistance system may no longer work properly.

Overview of driving systems and driving safety systems

In this section, you will find information about the following driving systems and driving safety systems:

  • 360º Camera
  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
  • Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC
  • AIRMATIC
  • Active Brake Assist
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • ATTENTION ASSIST
  • BAS (Brake Assist System)
  • Hill Start Assist
  • DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL
  • EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution)
  • ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
  • Active Speed Limit Assist
  • HOLD function
  • STEER CONTROL
  • Active Steering Assist
  • Active Parking Assist
  • Parking Assist PARKTRONIC
  • Rear view camera
  • Cruise control
  • Function of Blind Spot Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist with exit warning
  • Traffic Sign Assist
Standby mode (extension of the starter battery's period out of use)

Function of ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)

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